|The left scene shows Hatshepsut performing the ritual run
"Seizing the oar (JTjt Hpt)" before the
ithyphallic Amun, "Lord of Heaven". In he right hand she holds an oar with the
blade downwards, in her left she carries a strange, angled instrument which unmistakably represents the sign
According to Hannig (Grosses Handwörterbuch Ägyptisch-Deutsch. Mainz 1995., S.
1101) the Gardiner-sign Aa5 may depict an instrument used to navigate / steering
a ship. The inscription below her outstretched hand holding the
jTj Hpt which is translated by Hannig (loc.
cit.) as "taking the instrument for navigation /steering [and bring it to the
Amun welcomes the queen with the words (vertical inscription before Amun):
"Dd mdw jj.wj n=jj jj.wj n=j
[m] Htpw zAt mrjt MAat-kA-Ra wpjt njt [xt=j] = Word to say:
Welcome! Welcome! In peace my beloved daughter,
Maat-ka-Ra, who [has opened my body]."